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CET BS: Lying about military service (46) RE: BS: Lying about military service 09 Jun 12


"Subject: RE: BS: Lying about military service
From: ollaimh - PM
Date: 07 Jun 12 - 10:06 PM

i was posting on another thread and thought about the old veterans in the north nova scotia highlanders i knew as a teen. those guys were in the first wave on june sixth at normandy.(for those who don't know canada had one of the five beaches ay normandy and comprised the bulk of the first wave on the british beaches as well) my father was in the canadian mediacl cop attached to the north novas and he landed june 9th. the guys who fought in some of the fiercest battles in history, on the beaches and especially at caen rarely said a word about their war experiences. i only found out years later that several had major decorations for bravery. they were nice guys, modest and helpfull, but almost no war stories.

my opinion is the brave ones don't go in for bravado, thats the ones trying to bulk up their courage not the one with courage"

I certainly share your opinion about bravado, but I'm afraid your history is a little shaky. The Canadians had Juno Beach, but there were no Canadian units on any other beaches, although individual Canadian citizens did serve in the British and American services. The RCN and RCAF were heavily involved too.


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